Careers at NL Eats

Join a group of passionate individuals committed to eradicating food insecurity and fostering sustainable food systems.

Call for Applications: NL Eats Community Outreach Inc. is urgently seeking qualified candidates to serve on its Board of Directors in the Spring of 2024.

Company Description

NL Eats Community Outreach Inc. is a youth-run non-profit operating in Newfoundland & Ontario region. We are dedicated to eradicating food insecurity and fostering sustainable food systems. We believe in empowering communities through equitable access to nutritious food, supporting sustainable agricultural practices, and promoting economic and educational advancement.

Role Description

This is a remote volunteer role for a Director on the Board of Directors. The Director will be responsible for attending monthly board meetings, contributing to strategic planning for the organization and overseeing development and evaluation. The Director will also be responsible for engaging with stakeholders and building community relationships.

Mission Alignment:

The ideal candidate is passionate about addressing food insecurity in Newfoundland and Labrador and deeply believes in the mission and core values of NL Eats Community Outreach Inc.

Time Commitment:

  • Approximately 5-10 hours per month for board meetings, committee work, and organizational events.
  • Availability for occasional special meetings and strategic planning sessions.

Responsibilities:

  • Governance and Strategic Oversight
  • Participate in regular board meetings to review organizational direction, financial health, and program efficacy.
  • Provide guidance on the development and implementation of NL Eats’ strategic plan, ensuring alignment with its mission and long-term goals.
  • Oversee the organization’s finances, approving budgets, and ensuring strong financial management practices are in place.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director and senior staff.
  • Actively participate in fundraising efforts, leveraging personal networks and community connections to secure donations and sponsorships.
  • Serve as an ambassador for NL Eats, raising awareness of food insecurity challenges and promoting the organization’s mission at community events, speaking engagements, and through personal outreach.
  • Support the organization in the development and cultivation of strong partnerships with businesses, community groups, and stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the recruitment and selection of new board members with diverse skill sets and backgrounds.
  • Uphold the highest standards of ethical behavior, ensuring accountability and transparency throughout the organization.
  • Participate in ongoing board development and training.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to NL Eats’ mission of creating a more food-secure Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: non-profit management, fundraising, strategic planning, finance, community outreach, marketing, or public policy.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • A strategic mindset and the ability to think critically about organizational challenges.

Diversity and Inclusion:

NL Eats Community Outreach Inc. is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive board that reflects the communities it serves. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, particularly those from traditionally underrepresented groups.

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